Latrobe & Port Sorell

Port Sorell is a favourite local holiday spot, with its stunning coastal scenery and outdoor activities like windsurfing, fishing and golf.

Narawntapu National Park

Latrobe & Port Sorell

Port Sorell

The summer playground seaside town of Port Sorell is a tranquil getaway with pristine white beaches and nature experiences.

Port Sorell offers foreshore walks and a floating pontoon for seaside fishing. There are beautiful beaches and sandy dunes to explore, plus low tide walks to Penguin Island and Rabbit Island – once a hideout for bushrangers.

Just across the Rubicon River is Narawntapu National Park with Forester kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils. At dusk, you can catch sight of little penguins scampering up the beach.

Nearby foodie experiences include restaurants, vineyards, orchards, a chocolate factory and numerous farm gates dotted among the patchwork fields and lush greenery of Tasmania’s food bowl.

Port Sorell comes alive in the summertime as a playground for water sports of all kinds and has a range of accommodation for a longer stay.

Port Sorell is a 20-min drive (19 km) east of Devonport.

Local Tips

  • Visit nearby Shearwater, Hawley Beach and Freers Beach, where at low tide you can walk to Penguin Island and Rabbit Island, a hideout for bushrangers in the mid-1800s
  • Walk in 40acres of bushland at nearby Sykes Sanctuary and appreciate the abundant local birdlife

 

Latrobe

Latrobe is a river town famous for its heritage and the fresh produce that grows in the region’s rich and fertile soils.

Dating back to the 1820s, Latrobe was once the main port of the North West. The area’s rich heritage can be explored at the Courthouse Museum and the Australian Axeman’s Hall of Fame.

There are more than 70 heritage listed buildings in the town, with many that can be seen on a simple stroll or guided tour down Gilbert Street with its eclectic shops, cafes, arts and crafts and antique stores.

And in true Tasmanian fashion, Latrobe comes to life with various festivals throughout the year, including Chocolate Winterfest celebrating all things chocolate, and Henley on Mersey – held every Australia Day – featuring wood chopping, egg throwing, model boat sailing and ferret racing.

There are lots of eateries serving fresh produce, plus scenic farm gates and vineyards where you can sample food from the source. For chocolate lovers, a visit to Anvers Chocolate Factory is a must.

Latrobe is a 5-min drive (11 km) south-east of Devonport.

Local Tips

  • Lose yourself in the unique gifts, toys and oddities at Reliquaire.
  • Bells Parade is the site of the former port and the perfect spot for a picnic overlooking the Mersey

 

Visitor Information

Port Sorell Visitor Information Centre

Fairway Crescent, Shearwater, TAS 7307
Tel: (03) 6428 7920
Open: Daily 9am – 3pm (1 Nov – 30 April).

Closed: Public holidays.

Latrobe Visitor Information Centre/The Cherry Shed

243 Gilbert St, Latrobe. Tas. 7307
Tel: (03) 6426 2240
Email: tourism@latrobe.tas.gov.au
www.latrobe.tas.gov.au/tourism

Open: 7 Days – From 10 am.

Closed: Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day

How to Get There

Bus

REDLINE COACHES. Tel: 1300 360 000
www.redlinecoaches.com.au

MERSEY LINK BUS SERVICE. Tel: 1300 367 590
www.merseylink.com.au

Road (Self Drive)

From Devonport via the A1 Bass Highway

Travelling distances and times to nearby towns

Latrobe to: Cradle Mountain – 90km (1.5 hours), Devonport – 10km (10 min), Railton – 14km (15 min).

Accommodation

B&B’s, caravan park and camping, hotels and motel, self-contained cottages, houses and units. Accommodation enquiries and bookings available at Latrobe Visitor Information Centre.

Motor Homes

Self-contained motor homes can stay free at the rear of Wells Supermarket, access via Cotton Street. Toilet facilities only. Permits are required and can be obtained from the Latrobe Visitor Information Centre.

Designated Sullage Points

Darling Street (near Jetty), Port Sorell.

Camp Boomerang, Kermode Street, Port Sorell.

Rear of Wells Supermarket, access via Cotton Street, Latrobe.

Internet

Latrobe Online Access Centre, 113-115 Gilbert St, Latrobe. Tel: (03) 6426 1001.

Latrobe Visitor Information Centre, 46-48 Gilbert Street, Latrobe. Tel: (03) 6421 4699.

Banks & ATMs

ANZ ATM, 130 Gilbert Street, Latrobe.

Commonwealth Bank, 138 Gilbert Street, Latrobe.

Commonwealth ATM, Latrobe Newsagent, Gilbert Street, Latrobe.

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